PRESS RELEASE ^^With his new release, Hello Fear, Kirk Franklin continues to prove why he is the top-selling urban Gospel act of all time. ^Once again he delivers an array of spectacular music for Gospel music lovers young...
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^^With his new release, Hello Fear, Kirk Franklin continues to prove why he is the top-selling urban Gospel act of all time.
^Once again he delivers an array of spectacular music for Gospel music lovers young and old. His new album challenges believers everywhere to stop, turn around, and face whatever fear might be hiding in their lives.
^Kirk delivers his signature songs as only he can - Before I Die is a rousing chant with a with a go-go beat that's sure to be a hit with the younger generation; I Am is a soaring ballad with beautiful melodies, and I Smile is classic Kirk - a mid-tempo RandB laced track that is sure to become a universal anthem.
^And, as only he can, Kirk bridges the generation gap as well. He teams up with Gospel luminaries Rance Allen, Beverly Crawford and Marvin Sapp, then flips the switch and partners with newcomer Mali Music.
^Once again, Kirk Franklin has managed to tap into the pulse of what's on. So get ready to say "Hello" to a project that's destined to take the world by storm!
:Delivering an array of spectacular urban melodies and lyrics for gospel music lovers young and old, Kirk challenges believers to face their fears!
Includes 'Before I Die,' 'I Am,' 'But the Blood,' 'Everyone Hurts,' 'I Smile,' 'Something About the Name Jesus,' 'Give Me,' 'The Altar,' 'Today,' 'A God Like You,' the title track, and more.
1. Hello Fear
- 1. Hello FearKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 2. The Story Of FearKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 3. Before I DieKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 4. I AmKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 5. But The BloodKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 6. Everyone HurtsKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 7. I SmileKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 8. Give Me Featuring Mali MusicKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 9. Never Alone InterludeKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 10. The Altar Feat. Marvin Sapp & Beverly CrawfordKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 11. Something About The Name Jesus Pt. 2 Feat. Rance Allen, Marvin Winans, John P. Kee & Isaac CarreeKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 12. TodayKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 13. The Moment #1KIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 14. The Moment #2KIRK FRANKLIN0:59
- 15. A God Like YouKIRK FRANKLIN0:59
For nearly two decades now, the multi-platinum-selling Kirk Franklin (born 1970) has been successfully bridging the gap between gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B. This irresistible fusion has given Kirk a chart-topping mainstream popularity that is unusually strong for a gospel and Christian artist. To date, Kirk has won seven GRAMMY Awards, 35 Stellar Awards, 11 Dove Awards (CCM), five NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, an American Music Award, and numerous others. And yet, even with these accolades, Kirk remains, at heart, close to his humble beginnings. He is never far from that frightened and forlorn young man who didn't always know which way to turn, which is what makes him one of the most relatable and respected messengers in his field.
He says: "In my music, I always try to have something for everyone and to embrace where I come from, where I am and where I'm going. I'm a fan of all music - traditional gospel, hip hop, pop and Bach. Every song speaks reality for me."
Kirk Franklin takes his role as one of God's chosen administrators of musical ministering - strengthening, soothing, uplifting and healing - with the utmost sense of purpose and pride. "It's very humbling and a serious responsibility," he states. "I try to make sure my life is lining up and that my priority always be to please God. When you spend too much time trying to be a people pleaser that's when you mess up. I know that if my life is pleasing to The Lord then 'I Am' where I'm supposed to be."
Adapted from biography supplied to Amazon.com by the artist's representatives: